Oddest Book Title Nominations

Nominations are complete for the annual Diagram Prize {wiki} for the oddest book title of the year. Ninety books were suggested in 2009, and the top six are in the running for the prize, to be announced on March 26th. The nominees are:
* David Crompton's Afterthoughts of a Worm Hunter (Glenstrae Press)
* James A Yannes' Collectible Spoons of the Third Reich (Trafford)
* Daina Taimina's Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes (A K Peters)
* Ronald C Arkin's Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots (CRC Press)
* Ellen Scherl and Maria Dubinsky's The Changing World of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (SLACK Inc)
* Tara Jansen-Meyer's What Kind of Bean is This Chihuahua? (Mirror)

You can vote on your favorite in a poll near the bottom of the site's homepage. Link -via Arbroath

Previously at Neatorama: The Oddest Book Title Ever

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If you watch that TED talk you will see that Wertheim is talking about Taimina's ideas, unfortunately not very precise - see yourself reviews of the book here:
http://www.akpeters.com/product.asp?ProdCode=4520
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If you like the title "Daina Taimina’s Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes" then you should look up Margaret Wertheim on ted.com. Both are about the fact that while non-euclidian geometry is really really hard to do with math, its really easy to do with yarn.
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